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Passing Through The Waters
Elder Lawrence Yong
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Passing Through The Waters
God saved Israel again and God will ultimately be honoured. God will be glorified. (v17 and 18).
- God leads his people (v1-9)
- God fights for his people (v10-14)
- God opened a way for his people (v15-31)
The deliverance of Passover (chapter 12) and the miracle of the Red Sea (chapter 14) go together. If not for the victory won at the Red Sea, the redemption at Passover would have meant nothing. But they would have never made it to the Red Sea without the miracle of God’s redemption at Passover. In the same way, the redemption of the cross would mean nothing without the miracle of the resurrection. The two works of deliverance must go hand in hand.
God leading his people from Egypt, fighting for them and opening the Red Sea not only finalized God’s redemption of His people from slavery in Egypt, but it also prefigured the greater spiritual reality of God’s redemption of His people from slavery to sin through the work of Christ.
Extraordinary General Meeting, 27th Nov 11am – 11:30am
in the sanctuary. All ESCCC members must attend. Agenda will be issued separately to ESCCC members.
Song of Songs sermon series in November
The Song of Songs is a celebration of romantic love expressed between a man and a woman within marriage under God. This celebration helps us better grasp the invitation God makes to everyone through Jesus to live with Him in His kingdom.
Why are we studying it?
- To build a theology of romantic love and desire
- To learn how we might express our own desires and our longings for that love to be returned in kind, and how we might support others to do likewise.
- To begin grasping the grand dimensions of God’s love toward us in Jeuss through the narrow yet rich and colourful lens of human romantic love.
Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC)
A second 1.5-hour session for the Preliminary Theological Certificate (PTC) is planned to commence in T1 2023.
The Board of Elders commends the PTC as a worthy benchmark for elders and leaders of the church to aspire to and attain as a significant step in furthering your theological education. We would want for you to aspire likewise towards further theological education.
You can join PTC sessions purely to learn the course content, or you can enrol for exams which are administered online. Further information may be found at the PTC website:
If you are interested in studying the PTC, there are two things you can do.
1) Our Saturday morning sessions will resume in Term 4 (From October 15th to December 17th) and we will be working through the subject of Mark’s gospel. There are no pre-requisites required to study this subject, though completion of ‘Introduction to the Bible’ is preferable. You are welcome to join the classes at ptc.esccc.org.au.
2) Express your interest in joining the second session which will commence in term 1 next year, starting with the subject ‘Introduction to the Bible’. The day and time is TBC depending on people’s interest and availability. Please contact Ps Jose or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Day (Dec 25th) Service
This is a combined English and Mandarin carols service at 9:30am – 10:45am. Christmas Day morning tea will be provided. Please contact Elder Arnold if you would like to contribute.
Our next baptism service will be postponed to late Q1 2023. Further details will be published closer to the date.
Individuals wishing to baptized or confirmed should get in touch with Ps Jose and must apply in writing to the ESCCC Board of Elders (email@example.com).
Individual classes for men and women wishing to be baptised or confirmed at ESCCC are run as needed throughout the year. These cover the matters of personal faith, church membership and public testimony over the course of three sessions.
All baptism and confirmation candidates also participate in two group sessions in the two weeks leading up to the baptism and confirmation service, presenting their testimonies and learning about the baptism and confirmation service liturgy.
We give to what we love. Due to the restriction of our physical Sunday meetings as a loving precaution against the spread of COVID-19, we will not be able to collect a cash offertory as usual. Electronic giving instructions can be found on the Giving and Offerings page.
In support of God’s mission, we encourage all members to give regularly to the ESCCC Missions Fund, according to your means. The EFT details can be found on the Giving and Offerings page.
The Missions Fund will be allocated by the Missions Committee to bless ESCCC and our Mission Partners in missions work.
ESCCC Mailing List
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the church’s email list to be notified of various things happening around the church.
Prayer and Praise
Next Week 6 November 2022
Song of Songs: Love in the Garden
Pastor Jose Lam
We long to see the Church being loved like Christ loves the Church.
As such we strive to care for people with the love of Christ and to prepare people to love like Christ.
The Pastors and Elders would love to serve you and help you to belong to God’s community here at ESCCC.